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Maria Taylor Net Worth: How Rich is the Sports Analyst Actually?



Maria Taylor Net Worth

Suzette Maria Taylor, who is simply known as Maria Taylor among fans, is an analyst and host for ESPN and the SEC Network. Taylor covers a range of different sports in her program which include the NBA, NFL, as well as college-level football, volleyball, and basketball. As of 2022, Maria Taylor net worth is estimated to be around  $3 million.

Full NameSuzette Maria Taylor
Birth Date/ AgeMay 12, 1987/ 35 years old
Birth PlaceAlpharetta, Georgia
ProfessionSports Analyst and Host
HusbandRodney Blackstock (divorced)
Net Worth$3 million

Early Life

Taylor was born on May 12, 1987, in Alpharetta, Georgia. She studied at Centennial High School where she was very active as a basketball player and even had many accomplishments during those early years. For her active involvement in sports, Taylor won the award for Fulton County Scholar-Athlete of the Year as well as the Atlanta Tip-Off Team of the Year.

But it was not only basketball that she excelled in, she was very active as a volleyball player too where even won the Offensive MVP of her high school volleyball team for three years. Her impressive height of being six feet two inches helped a lot in this aspect too. This led to her selection in the 2004 USA Volleyball Junior National A2 team.

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Her amazing portfolio of achievements led to her winning the athletic scholarship at the University of Georgia in 2005. She continued to play both basketball and volleyball throughout her journey in the university. Among her achievements in those years was to win the bronze medal during the Open Division of the US Volleyball Championships for the US Volleyball National team.

Even during her days in university, Taylor had been working as a reporter and host. This led to appearances in several shows such as Dawg Report, SEC Men’s Basketball Tonight, and SportsNite. In 2013, she joined ESPN as a sideline reporter and since then has covered both NBA and NFL as well as various collegiate level sports consistently. This led to her being the host of the show NBA Countdown for ESPN in 2019.

Personal Life

Taylor had married Rodney Blackstock back in 2019. However, their marriage didn’t end well at all and Taylor decided to move on. She posted a picture to her Instagram in 2021 where she is seen to be married. However, Taylor has not made public about who her new husband is and seems to keep the relationship low-key from the media right now. Her new husband is probably sensitive to his privacy considering the immense number of people who Maria Taylor.

Maria Taylor Net Worth

As of 2022, Maria Taylor’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $3 million. Taylor currently earns $1 million a year from her contract with ESPN. However, her contract is set to expire near the end of July, and with her now in a position of being an experienced and well-known host, Taylor’s new contract is probably going to be even more lucrative than the current deal with rumors of the deal being $5 million a year already being presented.

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